MMA Dude Bro Podcast

Former Invicta FC standout Amber Leibrock is poised to make her debut on MMA's big stage, as she battles UFC vet Alexis Dufresne, at this weekend's Bellator 189.

During our conversation, Amber tells us all about: the experience of being mentored by established WMMA veterans like
Sarah D'alelio & Alexis Davis, how her coach at Combat Sports Academy, Kirian Fitzgibbons, has helped transform her both as a person & a fighter, the importance of using her own personal comeback story as a positive example for others...& MUCH more.

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This episode, Ken welcomes Dave Madden from the website to look back at UFC Fight Night Sydney card. Dave relentlessly covers combat sporting events, big & small, across the Northern region of California. 

Over the course of the show, topics include: 'BoomerangGate', what to actually make of Fabricio Werdum or Colby Covington going forward, the possible fates of Will Brooks & Bec Rawlings (both on 3-fight losing streaks),
the ballyhoo over Bellator's proposed Heavyweight Grand Prix, former champ Michael Bisping's immediate return against Kelvin Gastelum...& MUCH more.

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Dawna Gonzales is a BJJ purple belt under Master Eddie Bravo. She is also the co-founder of 10th Planet Women’s Self Defense & the creative force behind the jiujitsu culture collective known as ‘Mat Therapy’.

During our conversation, Dawna shares with us: how one of the creators of an iconic TV show was instrumental to her entry into the world of martial arts, how jiujitsu provides the most effective & practical skill set for enabling women to defend against predatory attacks, how the efforts of people like Rose Gracie have created a blueprint for the success of female visionaries in the jiujitsu world, her take on whether more academies should adopt striking techniques into their regular  jiujitsu training …and much MORE

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This episode, Ken welcomes the creative force behind the MMA Mad podcast (& companion website) Nick Rizner to recap UFC Fight Night Norfolk. 

Some of the other topics discussed on the show range from Conor McGregor's Bellator freakout to comedian Louis CK's fall from grace to actress Helen Mirren's desire to play Donald Trump on the big screen & much MORE.

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This episode, Ken welcomes the phenomenal Schwan Humes to recap the 3 world title changes from UFC 217. Schwan is an MMA analyst & scouting consultant who has helped develop strategies for fighters like King Mo, Claudia Gadelha & Oluwale Bamgbose.

During our discussion, Schwan thoroughly explains why none of us should have been surprised by the 3 title changing finishes from MSG, including the one that actually surprised Schwan himself. Schwan outlines all the telltale weaknesses & errors that left each former champion ripe for the picking. We also go over what the next logical steps are going forward for each of the big winners & why they make the most sense.

Schwan is very good at what he does & this is some of the best post-fight analysis you'll find anywhere. Hope you enjoy this episode.

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Richard ‘The Black Eagle’ Odoms is a VERY busy man. The inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance Heavyweight Champion divides his time outside the cage between being a gym owner, martial arts coach, husband, father and tactics instructor at the San Antonio Police Academy.

During our conversation, Richard shares with us: his opinion on the importance of transparency between law enforcement & the general public in the social media age, the circumstances that led to his unique nickname, how the many responsibilities he carries serves as motivation for his fighting career, the full story behind his short-lived run on the UFC’s heavyweight roster…and more.

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